What is Fever?
Fever is an abnormally high body temperature. The normal body temperature is about 37oC, though there can be slight variations of 36.5oC to 37.5oC throughout the day. You measure temperature by placing a thermometer in the mouth, armpit, or in the child's bottom. Rectal temperature is the most accurate measurement. If you are a parent, it's advisable to have a thermometer at home. You can get one at most chemists.
The only time a fever is really dangerous is if it goes over 105 degrees Fahrenheit as taken orally. Most of the time a fever will stop at around 103 degrees or so and rarely does it go over 104 degrees. A fever is simply the immune system response to an infection or toxicity in the blood.
In the case of an infection, viral infections usually cause a low-grade fever, of 101 degrees or less and these are generally self-limiting (they usually go away within two weeks). A bacterial infection is far more dangerous as it may go into a 'fulminant' stage and become uncontrollable.With children a high fever is most dangerous as it can cause seizures, but don't give them aspirin-it can make matters worse. Children should only be given acetaminophen or have cooling measures use (ice pack, ice bath, etc.). Check with your physician as to what is the best way to handle your child's fever.
Symptoms of Fever
Fever symptoms usually mean infection – commonly the flu, the common cold, or pneumonia. In fact, any significant infection will cause a fever. The infection, whether it be bacterial, viral or from a parasite, causes the thermostat in the hypothalamus to reset.
Fever symptoms are typically caused by other factors relating to the illness behind the fever and include:
- Feeling cold when nobody else does
- Lack of appetite
- Dehydration — preventable if the person drinks plenty of fluids
- Hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain
- Temperature greater than 100.4 F (38 C) in adults and children
- Problems concentrating
- Skin flushing or hot skin
- Eye pain or sore eyes
With severe fever other symptoms may be present:
- Chatter and nonsensical babbling
- Fighting someone trying to help them
- Passing out
Causes of Fever
When body temperature rises above the normal range (98º.4F) it is considered a fever. There are multiple causes and each type of fever has been named on the basis of the causes which trigger it. There can be no fever in the absence of any cause, as a fever is simply an effect of a cause or set of causes.
- An infection, such as strep throat, flu, chickenpox, or pneumonia
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Some medications
- Overexposure of skin to sunlight, or sunburn
- Heat stroke, resulting either by exposure to high temperatures or prolonged strenuous exercise
- Silicosis, a type of lung disease caused by long-term exposure to silica dust
- Amphetamine abuse
- Alcohol withdrawal
- Bacterial infections, ear infections, pneumonia (chest infection), and meningitis
- Viral infections such as common cold, flu, diarrhea
- Tumors, and other conditions, though these are less common.
Unlike what is widely believed, teething does not cause fever, but puts the child at risk of getting infections since they put just above anything in the mouth to relieve itching. A mild fever may indicate a slight inflammation or soreness of the gums.
Natural Herbal Treatment for Fever
The normal treatment of fever focuses on bringing down the temperature. I'm sure you can now see that although this m may seem the best approach short term, it is the most damaging long term.
Natural Herbal Treatment for Fever works by supporting the body's best efforts. By stimulating the immune system. By administering an appropriate natural herbal supplements, you can be safe in the knowledge that no harm will come, no suppression will take place. At worst, you select the wrong one and nothing happens. As best, the fever relaxes and the child sleeps. The best natural remedies for the treatment of fever are consisting of Natural Treatment for Fever.
Some good natural remedies for fever you can make at the comfort of your home:
- When you are sick and have high fever make a real chicken soup and drink and cup.
- Soak a cloth in lukewarm water and apply on the forehead, keep the cloth moist.
- Drink warm cup of chamomile tea.
- Boil ginger root in a cup of water and drink the water.
- Drink green tea a few times a day when you got the cold and have fever.
- Squeeze guava, warm it, and drink its juice.
Other Natural Treatments for Fever
Some other Natural Treatments for Fever include are:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Egg White
- Drink Tea
Fevernut, Rhubarb, Indian Long Pepper, Calcium Sulphate, Gulancha
- The Herbal pill is intended for oral use only.
- Take 2 Tablet in the morning after breakfast and 2 Tablet evening after dinner.
- Fix times for daily intake and follow precisely.
- Be regular to witness the most outstanding results.
Tips & Tricks
Here we have some new and helpful Tips & Tricks of Natural Treatments for Fever collected for you to take advantage from. We will keep updating them as soon as we come up with
something new updates new helpful natural treatment. In the meanwhile read and follow some Tips & Tricks:
- Ensure that your child gets all immunizations as scheduled.
- Ensure proper hygiene including hand-washing
- Vitamin A supplementation every 6 months
- A good diet, adequate exercise and sleep will boost the immune system.
- Lemon balm contains tannins, which acts as antiviral and astringent. It can help to reduce symptoms and speed up the healing.
- Mixture Tea tree oil and olive oil in equal parts applied directly 2-3 times a day. Tea tree oil acts as antiseptic.
- Echinacea is a potent antiviral, has been suggested as a treatment for fever blister.
- All these tips & tricks of Fever will keep you motivated and make you feel good about yourself while you are still undergoing the Fever management routine with our Herbal Products.
- These tips and tricks are by no means a replacement of actual products.